California Geology

Guess these facts about California’s Geology
These are only some of the highlights. California’s geology is much more fascinating and complex than this quiz implies!
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Last updated: August 20, 2019
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Major plate boundary pictured above
San Andreas Fault
Tectonic Plate east of above
North American
Tectonic Plate west of above
Fault along the Tehachapi Mountains
Garlock Fault
Large lake near Imperial Valley
Salton Sea
Type of plate boundary near the above
Area of major fault around Mount Piños where plates are converging like in Nepal
Big Bend
Tectonic Plate that once subducted under California
Farallon Plate
Volcanic Mountains that formed as a result of above’s subduction
Sierra Nevada
Remnant of that plate still subducting under the Pacific Northwest
Juan De Fuca
Name a volcano in California that formed as a result of that plate’s subduction
Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, Medicine Lake
Caldera near Mammoth Mountain
Long Valley
Rock Structure in Devil’s Postpile National Monument
Columnar Basalts
What carved Yosemite Valley
Cone-shaped river deposit at the mouths of canyons
Alluvial Fan
Natural oil seeps in La Brea and Carpinteria with Ice Age fossils
Tar Pits
Underwater gorges found off the coast of California, such as in Monterey Bay
Submarine Canyon
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